April 24, 1980 (32nd Parliament, 1st Session)


Ian Deans

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ian Deans (Hamilton Mountain):

Madam Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
In view of reports that United States trade representative Reuben Askew has indicated that no major overhaul of the Canada-U.S. auto pact is likely, and in view of Mr. Askew's statement that the pact is not perceived to be fair and helpful in spite of the $3 billion deficit which Canada now endures, all of which reflects an attitude toward the concerns of Canadian auto workers which could at best be described as unacceptable, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg-Birds Hill (Mr. Blaikie):
That this government place before Parliament immediately the measures it intends to take to safeguard the Canadian auto industry and its workers from the continued losses which are occurring.

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